Dallas Cowboys: What to look for on episode 2 of Hard Knocks

Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys (Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports)
Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys (Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Dallas Cowboys are featured on this year’s edition of Hard Knocks. The first episode of the series was released last Tuesday and it did not disappoint.

It appeared that the biggest storyline this offseason was revolved around quarterback Dak Prescott. As a result, episode one kicked off with Prescott explaining his gruesome ankle injury and the surgeries that went into it.  It was a compelling and heartfelt story that likely had the audience feeling sympathetic towards Prescott.

Throughout the episode, the relationship of head coach Mike McCarthy and Prescott was displayed. It was evident that the Cowboys were trying to ease in the former Pro Bowl quarterback.

However, Dallas’ star quarterback wasn’t a big fan of this decision. Prescott was seen on the sideline, frustrated and even talking back to quarterback Garrett Gilbert.

This was something that Cowboys fans probably didn’t like to see, their franchise quarterback upset. However, there would be greater things that Prescott would have to worry about in the coming weeks.

In the first episode, the audience sees Prescott immediately talk to trainers when something in his shoulder wasn’t feeling right. Consequently, this happened to be a shoulder strain for the former Mississippi State quarterback.

In an offseason where Prescott was already limited because of his ankle injury, it wasn’t encouraging that he suffered a different setback. In this episode, the audience got to see the former fourth-round pick still work out with the other quarterbacks but not being able to throw.

This was only the beginning of this five-part series, but it appears that Dak Prescott will likely be the main topic in every episode. After all, he is the Dallas Cowboys franchise quarterback and without him, they are probably nowhere near a top team in the league.

What else to look forward to in episode 2?

Episode two of Hard Knocks will likely pick up right after the Dallas Cowboys Hall of Fame Game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Prescott will probably draw the most screen-time again with an in-depth look at his recovery from the shoulder injury.

However, there are plenty of other storylines to look forward to in this episode. For starters, it will possibly be interesting to see more of the relationship between Prescott and McCarthy.

After episode one, many people were talking about the relationship between these two and how odd it was. Hopefully, the viewers can see more of this interaction in this upcoming episode.

Another thing that will possibly draw more air time in episode two is defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. In the first episode, there wasn’t much seen about this defense besides linebacker Micah Parsons. Viewers were able to see the Cowboys’ first-round pick and Quinn have a conversation at their first preseason game.

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However, other than that, there didn’t seem to be much aired about Quinn’s defensive coaching style just yet. Episode two could feature much more of this. Episode two of Hard Knocks will be aired on Tuesday, August 17 at 10:00 PM ET.